The FCC announced that the proposed Universal Service Fund (USF) contribution factor for the fourth quarter 2010 is 12.9%. This is down from last quarter’s contribution factor of 13.6%. If the FCC takes no further action on the proposed contribution factor by September 24, 2010, it will be deemed approved.

The next USF report is the 499-Q due November 1, 2010.

Links to the FCC Public Notice announcing the fourth quarter 2010 contribution factor and the Form 499-Q are provided here for your convenience.

http://www.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2010/db0910/DA-10-1716A1.pdf  

http://www.fcc.gov/Forms/Form499-Q/499q.pdf